Musings and photos of wild and everyday life

More Signs

Today a Fiach Dubh (Raven) flew over the garden carrying twigs, presumably for a nest.  Bullfinch Male Back GardenPerhaps Féile Bríde still does herald Spring!

To make the cold, wet day even better, a male Corcán coille (Bullfinch) visited, seeking old seed heads in our very un-manicured ghairdín.  This must be one of the most beautiful birds in Ireland and seems to be almost out of place.Greenfinch Female on garden nut feeder
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Chomh maith leis sin, do bhí cúpla Glasán darach ag beathú ar cnónna.  Greenfinchs are threatened by Trichomonosis disease caused by a parasite and their numbers have fallen significantly.  Bhí mé lán sásta to see them after a bit of an absence.

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Greenfinch male in garden tree

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Mar fhocal scoir, the cúpla focal above are in memory of the great Eamon de Buitléar who died a week ago.

Not only was he a very acomplished musician and film maker but he brought Gaelic into his films in a simple easy way that was so welcome after the force feeding that many suffered in schools.

Hi enduring legacy, however, must be the number of people he introduced to Irish Wildlife or that had their passion nurtured.

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Ar dheis Dé, go raibh a anam.

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  1. Pingback: Garden Finches « Cliff'sView Blog

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